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Sunday 9 April 2000

Heavy rain in far SW Qld
The tiny settlement of Eromanga, 100km west of Quilpie in far southwestern Queensland, reported 124mm for the 24 hours to 9 this morning. Other heavy falls in the area are shown in the box bottom left. The rain is likely to have fallen from storms associated with a surface trough and upper thermal trough lying over western Queensland today.

Today's highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am

124.0 Eromanga PO Qld
86.0 Mackay MO Qld
84.0 Saltbush Park Qld
83.0 Berrimah NT
83.0 Mackay AP Qld

Other heavy falls in SW Queensland:
62.0 Cowley Station Cheepie
41.0 Thylungra Station Eromanga
38.6 Quilpie AP
33.0 Warilda Langlo River

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Centre Is NT: 30mm in 3h to 6pm
Parafield AP SA: 25mm in 2h to 5pm
Weipa AP Qld: 22.2mm in 23m to 2.30pm
Quilpie AP Qld: 29mm in 3h to 6am

Records set this day


Maximum Minimum
37.0 Kidman Springs NT 26.9 Centre Is NT
11.0 Crackenback NSW -1.7 Charlotte Pass NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
27.8 Hamilton Res Stn Vic
16.5 Strathbogie Vic
19.0 Giles MO WA
8.0 Albany AP WA

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